The Sooners, lead by senior Gabbi Ortiz, were able to cut the lead to 6 several times, but were unable to get any closer. Credit to the Blue Demons who handled the Sooner second-half runs and were able to respond with five players finishing in double figures.
This is a DePaul team who shoots the ball extremely well beyond the arc, finishing the game 12-for-24 at 50 percent. They did a great job stretching the floor, moving the ball and finding open looks. Down the stretch, they played with poise, responding to Oklahoma's runs.
DePaul is No. 6 in the nation in scoring,averaging close to 83 points a game. Heading into Sunday's matchup versus Texas A&M, I'm anticipating a high scoring and extremely exciting matchup between the two, as the Aggies average 77 points a game and are coming off an 89-76 win over Drake. Led by freshman phenom Chennedy Carter, one of the nations top scorers and Khaalia Hillsman, a 6-foot-5 senior force inside.
Containing Carter and limiting Hillsman's paint touches, along with handling Texas A&M's defensive pressure will be key to the Blue Demons' success.
In order for the Aggies to win, they'll have to rely on their defense and do a great job of defending the 3-point line. They also need to push the ball in transition and win the rebounding battle.